Do’s and don’ts of passing through a conversation

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 by paul

When two, or more, Deaf people are conversing there are do’s and don’ts regarding how to pass by.  In the examples below, Angela will show you the right and wrong ways to pass by. This is how you should NOT pass through a conversation…   Watch as Angela walks rudely in between Mindy and Diana’s […]


What to do when someone is signing too fast

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 by paul

There may be times when you come across a person who signs at a faster speed than you’re use to.  Don’t panic, especially if you’re still learning the language.  Simply ask the person to slow down and remind them that you’re still learning. Watch as Kelly lets Diana know that she is signing too fast […]


Eye contact in the Deaf Community

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 by paul

Just like in the hearing community, it’s very important to maintain eye contact in conversations.  In the Deaf community, once you break eye contact you are no longer listening to the other person.  This is considered to be rude and disrespectful. Watch how Kelly loses focus and breaks eye contact with Diana during their conversation…


Handshape Review – ‘C’

Posted on Jul 07, 2017 by paul

American Sign Language has many attributes and parameters.  Some of these parameters include location, handshapes, non manual markers, etc.  Today, we are going to take a look at handshapes.  Handshapes can get tricky at times- and today we are going to focus on the ‘C’ handshape! For a quick review, here are ten signs that use […]


Interpreter Training Program Students

Posted on Jul 03, 2017 by paul

It is only right to recognize all of the future Interpreter Training Program (ITP) students.  I would like to thank them for considering the interpreting profession. Across the United States, we are in desperate need of interpreters.  I am so grateful for students who want to become interpreters for the Deaf.  And, even though many […]


Learning ASL- What To Watch Out For!

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 by paul

There are a few great resources out there to help you learn American Sign Language, but not all websites are created equal! How do you know for sure you’re observing accurate Sign Language? How can we tell the difference? Before signing up for just any ol’ site, go through this quick checklist: 1. How old […]


Vlog – LGBT Signs

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 by paul

Jenna took some time to show you guys some LGBT-friendly signs! Take a Look!


The Telephone Game: A Hidden Retention Exercise

Posted on Jun 16, 2017 by paul

Why Play? Learning American Sign Languages has it’s challenges, and luckily there are fun ways to practice! A student’s retention, or their ability to understand ASL, can be a toughie to develop. Good thing we have “The Telephone Game!” How To Play: All students should line up in two rows, facing away from the Judge (teacher […]


Gilbert Baker & The Flag – LGBT Pride Month

Posted on Jun 09, 2017 by paul

A Quick History of the LGBT Flag Gilbert Baker was recently portrayed in Dustin Lance Black’s When We Rise and is the creator of the iconic LGBT flag and it’s proud rainbow. The original flag had eight colors, and is shown in the photo to the left: This particular flag stretched over two kilometers of Key […]


Deaf Expert of the Month: Mindy!

Posted on Jun 02, 2017 by paul

You see a LOT of Mindy on our site and Facebook page- And it’s no surprise she’s our Deaf Expert of the Month! Whenever you need a big smile, she’s there to help! We LOVE her enthusiasm! Here she is signing EXCITED: Mindy was born deaf, and graduated from Madonna University with a bachelor’s degree […]

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